UCSF Psychiatry News

Peter M. Ferren, MD, MPH
May 10, 2016
Last month, UCSF Professor of Psychiatry Peter M. Ferren, MD, MPH, made his eighth visit since 2007 to Vellore, India, where he serves as a volunteer clinical faculty member in the Christian Medical College (CMC)'s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit.
May 09, 2016
The 169th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 14-Wednesday, May 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
May 02, 2016
UCSF Child Trauma Research Program Director and Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair Alicia Lieberman, PhD, has been chosen by the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) as the 2016 recipient of the organization’s René Spitz Award for her lifetime contributions to clinical and empirical research on topics related to infant mental health.
Michael Brainard, PhD, and John L.R. Rubenstein, MD, PhD
April 20, 2016
UC San Francisco neuroscientists and Department of Psychiatry faculty members Michael Brainard, PhD, and John L.R. Rubenstein, MD, PhD, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Film posters
April 19, 2016
Two short films about Tourette's syndrome and tic disorders will be screened next week on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.
Atlanta skyline
April 11, 2016
​The 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) will be held Thursday, May 12 - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.
Porter, Olson and Sproul at the LPC cornerstone laying ceremony
April 05, 2016
On April 5, 1941 - a typical, cool spring San Francisco day - dignitaries and guests gathered on an empty plot of land along Parnassus Avenue for the laying of the cornerstone of California's first modern neuropsychiatric institute.
APA Annual Meeting logo
April 04, 2016
Three UCSF Psychiatry faculty members – Mardi J. Horowitz, MD; Dale E. McNiel, PhD, and Matthew W. State, MD, PhD – have been chosen by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to give lectures at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta this May. These invited lectures feature a small number of distinguished speakers discussing scientific and cultural topics, many of which extend beyond the usual limits of clinical psychiatry. UCSF is the only institution with multiple faculty members featured as scientific program lecturers this year.
EKG display
April 01, 2016
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans is associated with worse vascular function, which can increase their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, according to researchers at UC San Francisco and the affiliated San Francisco VA Health Care System.
NIH logo
March 31, 2016
​The UCSF Department of Psychiatry was ranked third among departments at public institutions and sixth among all recipients in psychiatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2015, according to annual figures released by the independent Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRI).